This is a fantastic classic-format show that looks into the rare and magnificent celestial apparition called a Venus transit. The show covers what a transit is, a famous transit viewing from the 18th century led by Captain Cook, and exciting information about the sun and Venus. There will also be a live component to the show that allows the audience to participate in two fun activities. This program is excellent for 3rd grade and above.
A Venus transit is when the planet Venus is seen passing in front of the sun. Why so special? Telescope technology in the 18th century allowed the first opportunity for astronomers to accurately determine the size of the Solar System. Another reason for being special is that these transits are rare. Two consecutive transits occur eight years apart. But, these pairs are separated by 105.5 and 121.5 years alternatively. The last two transits occurred in 2004 and 2012. Diehard optimists will just have to wait until 2117 for the next pair!
DVD video disk with anamorphic content or 1920×1080 frame sequence depending on format chosen
Audio Formats – 5.1 Surround and Stereo
Show Length – 28 min. + 5-10 min. of live activities
Large Show Poster – It is a 27×41 inch poster at 300 dpi
Images provided with the show kit are not subsections of a dome image, but rendered correctly to be a flat, non-distorted image.
Show Trailer in both full-dome and HD
Informative materials which can be tailored for your location
Small-sized poster image:
A small version of the poster for “When Venus Transits the Sun.”
Screen Shots & Images
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Note: The full-dome images will give an idea of the content. Images provided with the show kit are not subsections of a dome image, but rendered correctly to be a flat, non-distorted image.